Welcome to the Wellesley Students' Aid Society!
For the past 145 years, the Wellesley Students' Aid Society has helped tens of thousands of Wellesley College students succeed in school and beyond. We provide tuition assistance, short-term emergency loans, and support for necessities such as gift cards for textbooks and access to clothing to get students through the winter or a job interview. In these and many other ways, WSAS opens the possibility of a Wellesley education to smart, dedicated students of all means. Read below to learn more about the Society and the different ways we help Wellesley students.
The WSAS Clothes Closet Will Open on 2/1/2024
Welcome back students! The WSAS Clothes Closet will open on February 1st. Stop by the Closet for warm clothing to beat the winter chill. The Closet will be open during the following days/times each week:
Monday - 8:30AM-2:00PM and 4:00PM-8:30PM
Tuesday - 10:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-8:30PM
Wednesday - 10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00PM-4:00PM
Thursday - 9:00AM-11:00AM, 1:00PM-2:00PM, and 4:00PM-8:30PM
Friday - 8:30AM-3:30PM
The WSAS 2023 Annual Bulletin Has Been Mailed!
The LeadBLUE Community Service Challenge to Benefit the Wellesley Students’ Aid Society was a huge success!
PERA has tallied up the toiletries and clothing donated over the last month at the Keohane Sports Center and 332 items will be donated to the Wellesley Students' Aid Society, Inc. WSAS thanks the Wellesley College Community!
WSAS in The Wellesley News
Read how WSAS is acting as a change agent on campus: Laundry Servies Now Free of Cost
The Wellesley Students' Aid Society is ready for the 2023-2024 academic year!
The WSAS Clothes Closet is now open for the Fall semester! Our Student Assistants have been hard at work getting the Clothes Closet ready for the semester. We're pleased to announce the following hours for the Clothes Closet:
Meet our WSAS Student Assistants:
Anajeah Battle '27
My name is Anaejah Battle, I am from Providence, Rhode Island. My pronouns are she/her, I am a first-year Neuroscience major and I will be a Student Assistant at the Wellesley Students' Aid Society. Fun fact: crocheting, playing Sims 4, and Stardew Valley are my favorite pastimes. I also love winter and fall. I am so excited to be working for the Wellesley Students' Aid Society. I am looking forward to helping my fellow sibs, and joining the team!
Lizbeth Becerra ‘24
Hello everyone! I’m Lizbeth Becerra and I am a senior returning to work with Wellesley Students’ Aid Society! I enjoy reading and drawing in my free time as well as playing games with my little brother back at home. I really appreciate all the help WSAS offers students in need of help, such as me who came from California and was unprepared for the winter we see here.
Sofia Dewey ‘27
Hi All! My name is Sofia Koukhanova-Dewey and I'm a first-year from Cleveland, Ohio. I worked on sustainability and community-based initiatives with my local government back home, and am super excited to be joining the WSAS team. I love spending time outside, hanging out with friends, and making short films.
Bao Nghi Pham ‘26
Hi Everyone, I am Bao Nghi Pham! I am a sophomore from Boston who is interested in majoring in American Studies and minoring in Asian American Studies. WSAS is amazing, and I'm excited to be a part of the team this year. Hope to see everyone soon!
Stop by to meet our Student Assistants and check out the clothing available in the Closet! We look forward to seeing you!
Residential Resource Closets
The Residential Resource Closet on the first floor of Stone Davis (next to the WSAS Clothes Closet) has been stocked with personal care items: soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, laundry pods...etc. All items are available for free to students.
The first picture above was from 8/30 when the shelves were stocked in preparation for the arrival of students. The second picture was from the morning of 9/5 and we can see there certainly is a need for personal care items. Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to replenish the Resource Closet frequently as seen in the final picture from the afternoon of 9/5.
Amazon.com Gift Cards for AY23/24
Amazon.com Gift Cards for AY23/24 have been distributed. Physical Amazon.com Gift Cards of $150 (increased from $100 in previous years) were distributed to First Year students on Financial Aid at our office in Schneider Center, while Amazon.com Gift Card claim codes were emailed to upper class students on Financial Aid. If you are on Financial Aid and haven't yet received your Amazon.com Gift Card, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taking your required PE class? A $10,000 grant has been awarded to WC PERA for students needing to complete their PE requirement and needing sports gear/clothing to do so. Please watch for an announcement to apply.
Winter Clothing Grants
WSAS anticipates doing our Fall $100 grants for Financial Aid students needing additional funds for winter clothing - please watch for an announcement which will include a link to apply. A student may only receive one winter clothing grant while at WC.
Commencement Attire for Seniors
Attention Seniors! WSAS has approximately 60 recently laundered commencement robes and commencement caps available for loan. Visit our office in Schneider Center Suite 117 if you wish to borrow a robe and/or cap for Commencement.
We wish everyone a great AY2023/2024!